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Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund - 2014 Proposals Received - By Funding Priority Topic Areas

Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund - 2014 Proposals Received - By Funding Priority Topic Areas

Below proposals are listed within funding priority topic areas in rank order based on preliminary staff evaluation.

In response to the 2014 Request for Proposal (RFP), due June 7, 2013, 192 proposals requesting a total of approximately $111 million were received. This RFP process is for funding available beginning July 1, 2014. For that period, approximately $29 million from the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund is currently expected to be available to recommend for project funding.

The LCCMR will be reviewing, evaluating, and ranking all proposals received. On September 18-19, the LCCMR will select a subset of proposals to receive further consideration and to invite in to present before the Commission. Proposal presentations for those invited are scheduled to occur October 1, 2, 3, 15, 16, and 17 - dates are as needed depending on the number of proposals selected to present to the Commission. Check the LCCMR schedule for the most up-to-date information on important process dates.

Visit the 2014 Proposal & Funding Process Main Page for additional information.

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ENRTF ID # Last Name First Name Project Title Organization $ Requested
A. Foundational Natural Resource Data and Information
(RECEIVED: 29 proposals/subtotal = $13,246,433)
001-A Knight Joseph Mapping Landscapes for Better Land and Water Management U of MN $378,718
002-A DAmato Anthony Assess and Improve Ecological Health of Trust Lands U of MN $514,395
003-A Barker Keith Online Access to Minnesota's Biodiversity for Environmental Management U of MN $342,428
004-A Kozarek Jessica Conserving Minnesotas Freshwater Mussel Legacy: Quantifying Habitat Interactions U of MN $356,843
005-A Henderson Carrol Contaminants in Minnesotas Loons and Pelicans: Phase 2 MN DNR $259,936
006-A Nordquist Gerda Wild Bee Surveys in Prairie-Grassland Habitats MN DNR $370,736
007-A Polasky Steve Clean Water Benefits Tool for Smarter Resource Investments U of MN $347,253
008-A Martell Mark Analyzing and sharing the Minnesota Breeding Bird Atlas Audubon Minnesota $386,831
009-A Falteisek Jan State Spring Inventory for Resource Management and Protection MN DNR $875,746
010-A Kean Allan Drainage Records Modernization and Statewide GIS Database BWSR $730,000
011-A Larson Diane Impact of Grazing on Native Plants and Pollinators U.S. Geological Survey $465,457
012-A Nielsen Kirsten Emerging Threats to Minnesotas Wildlife U of MN $874,447
013-A Nelson Jon Redesigned Updating of State and County Forest Inventories MN DNR $1,794,640
014-A Forester James Impacts of Forest Quality on Declining Minnesota Moose U of MN $394,496
015-A Moen Ron Improving Stream Trout Habitat by Beaver Management U of MN - NRRI $219,755
016-A Larson Mike Moose Decline and Air Temperatures in Northeastern Minnesota MN DNR $743,648
017-A Runquist Erik Prairie Butterfly Conservation, Research and Breeding Program Minnesota Zoological Garden $638,439
018-A Venturelli Paul A Smartphone Application to Benefit Anglers and Fish U of MN $138,229
019-A Andersen David Sandhill Crane Populations and Management in Minnesota U of MN $306,904
020-A Chayka Katy Expand the Minnesota Wildflowers Online Botanical Reference MN Wildflowers Information $222,450
021-A Wilson Bruce Evaluating Clean Water Legacy: Has the Water Improved? U of MN $388,500
022-A Moen Ron Improving Wildlife Habitat Analysis with Value-Added LiDAR U of MN - NRRI $230,428
023-A Ek Alan Restoring Long-Lost Forest Data and Extending Ecological Monitoring U of MN $196,000
024-A Huseby Jay Wolf Research Red Lake Reservation (5,500 square miles) Red Lake Department of Natural Resources $404,535
025-A Lehman Clarence New Data Directions for Understanding Our Natural Systems U of MN $253,000
026-A D'Angelo Gino Movements and Seasonal Habitat Use of Minnesota Elk MN DNR $257,473
027-A Enzler Sherry The Human Dimensions of Wolf Management U of MN $144,099
028-A Hills Cheryal Region Five Development Commissions Sustainable Communities Initiative Region Five Development Commission $971,080
029-A Wilmot Neil Economic Impact of Frac Sand Mining on Minnesota Labovitz School of Business and Economics $39,967
B. Water Resources
(RECEIVED: 36 proposals/subtotal = $16,093,519)
030-B Arnold William Antibiotics and Antibiotic Resistance Genes in Minnesota Lakes U of MN $338,000
031-B Novak Paige Wastewater Estrogen: Removal Options, Fish Abundance, and Cost U of MN $516,000
032-B LaPara Timothy Does Triclosan Create Super Bugs During Wastewater Treatment U of MN $382,000
033-B Novak Paige Protecting Bacteria from Contaminants to Preserve Water Quality U of MN $279,000
034-B Lorenz David Watershed Water Budgets for Managing Minnesota's Water U.S. Geological Survey $129,300
035-B Stark James Protecting the State's Confined Drinking-Water Aquifers U. S. Geological Survey $394,000
036-B Arnold William Water: Solar Driven Destruction of Pesticides, Pharmaceuticals, Contaminants U of MN $291,000
037-B Valentas Kenneth Removing Phosphorous and Endocrine Disruptors from our Waterways U of MN $493,000
038-B Alexander Scott Rain Water Reuse and Valuation Investigation U of MN $310,000
039-B Martinovic Dalma Pharmaceuticals and Nitrogen Interact to Harm MN Fish/Ecosystems? St. Thomas University $269,000
040-B Cowdery Tim Measuring Hydrologic Benefits from Glacial Ridge habitat restoration Red Lake Watershed District $168,500
041-B Sadowsky Michael Sources of Microbial Pollution in the Upper Mississippi River U of MN $690,972
042-B Finlay Jacques Remote Sensing Characterization to Improve Water Quality Monitoring U of MN $207,000
043-B Garono Ralph Will Superior Sediment Plumes Produce Harmful Algal Blooms? U of MN Duluth - Large Lakes Observatory $413,443
044-B Hanson Mark Shallow Lakes: Assessing Quality and Predicting Future Change MN DNR $433,223
045-B Monson Bruce Identifying Causes of Exceptionally High Mercury in Fish MN Pollution Control Agency $2,700,869
046-B Engstrom Daniel Sedimental Journey: Watershed-Scale Monitoring of BMP Effectiveness Science Museum of Minnesota - St. Croix Watershed Research Station $972,000
047-B Meschke Linda Demonstrating Farmer Led Conservation in Elm Creek Watershed Rural Advantage $460,360
048-B Illig Kurt Estrogen exposure analyses in Minnesotas Shallow Lake Wildlife St. Thomas Univesity $136,000
049-B Pereira Donald Structured Decision Making for Mille Lacs Fisheries Management MN DNR $299,000
050-B Maciej Gerry Restoring Groundwater and Trout Habitat Through Irrigation Efficiencies Benton County Soil and Water Conservation District $490,649
051-B Strack Otto Small-scale Groundwater Sustainability Assessment U of MN $118,214
052-B Baker Lawrence Enhanced Street Sweeping to Restore Nutrient-Impaired Lakes U of MN $474,536
053-B Shen Lian Simulating Surface Flows to Inform Water Resources Management U of MN - St. Anthony Falls Laboratory $336,000
054-B Enzler Sherry Achieving Clarity: Impacts of Agricultural Tiling and BMPs U of MN $849,877
055-B McGuire Jennifer Does Water Contaminated with Oil Affect Your Hormones? St. Thomas University $233,089
056-B Timm Anne Chemical Removal from Minnesota Lakes by Aquatic Plants USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station $346,334
057-B Lewandowski Ann Protecting Water Quality in Northeast Minnesota Mining Areas U of MN $406,000
058-B Lewis Jeff Nutrient Capture Through Water Management and Biomass Harvesting Red River Basin Commission $478,500
059-B Ryun Deb St. Croix Priorities and Conservation Action Plans St. Croix River Associaion $230,000
060-B Fritz Charles WQExPertApp International Water Institute $882,500
061-B Schoff Patrick Predicting Smallmouth Bass Exposure to Endocrine Active Compounds U of MN - NRRI $241,073
062-B Sparlin Scott Minnesota River Community Clean-Ups for Water Quality Friends of the Minnesota Valley $85,100
063-B Gantzer Charles Quantifying Acrylamide Detoxification in Frac Sand Washwater Barr Engineering Company $174,560
064-B Bartell Stephen Triclosan Occurrence and Bacterial Resistance in Minnesota Wastewater Normandale Community College $51,992
065-B Wackett Lawrence Environmentally-Friendly Frac Sand Water Cleanup U of MN $812,428
C. Environmental Education
(RECEIVED: 31 proposals/subtotal = $11,906,429)
066-C Gieseke Jenny Minnesota Conservation Apprenticeship Academy BWSR $392,000
067-C Hamilton Patrick River Lab: Engaging Minnesotans in Water Quality Issues Science Museum of Minnesota $730,747
068-C Sierks William GreenStep Schools Program: School-based Environmental Education and Stewardship MN Pollution Control Agency $900,000
069-C Poppleton Kristen Minnesota Stories in a Changing Climate Will Steger Foundation $413,860
070-C Winkelman Jenny Reducing Salt Pollution Through Winter Maintenance Training Mississippi Watershed Management Organization $415,900
071-C Pederson Dave Youth-led Sustainability Initiatives in 40 Greater MN Communities Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center $397,000
072-C Holland Matt Minnesota Pollinator Partnership Pheasants Forever $104,600
073-C Moe Peter Bee Discovery Center at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum U of MN, Landscape Arboretum $615,279
074-C Lais Gregory Urban Environmental Education Engaging Students in Local Resources Wilderness Inquiry $1,093,000
075-C Stevenson Anne Engaging Youth With Nature Through Mobile Technology U of MN $362,000
076-C Ponder Julia Raptor Lab: Online and Outdoors! U of MN $186,676
077-C Hanson Michele Building Bridges to a Diverse Natural Resources Community MN DNR $1,100,000
078-C Corney Jeffrey Making a Splash in Water Resources Education U of MN $160,000
079-C Liu Donald Integrating Environmental Education in Grade 3-12 Economics Curriculum Minnesota Council on Economic Education $96,816
080-C Henehan Brendan TV Documentary: The Great Mille Lacs Walleye Mystery Twin Cities Public Television $102,372
081-C Griffin Elise Eco Educations Environmental Service-Learning Program Eco Education $90,000
082-C Leguizamon Grant Zea Urban Youth-Led Ecological Regeneration Partnership Ce Tempoxcalli $208,200
083-C Gehrig Alex Reducing Lake Quality Impairments through Citizen Action Freshwater Society $59,375
084-C Musser Kimberly Minnesota River Basin Water Quality Success Stories Minnesota State University, Mankato - Water Resources Center $135,871
085-C Fredin Tracy Waters to the Sea: Rivers of Minnesota Hamline University - Center for Global Environmental Education $451,494
086-C Berus Darcy The Wolf At Our Door International Wolf Center $123,672
087-C Moeller Megan Testing Triggers for Adopting Sustainable Water Practices City of Rochester $317,000
088-C Backman Robert Red River "Living with a River" Interpretive Trail River Keepers $190,185
089-C Svien Lawrence Demonstration Water Quality Protection Practices on Zumbro River Zumbro Watershed Partnership $413,934
090-C Huelskamp Rich CREED - Energy Education Project CREED (Center for Renewable Energy Education and Demonstration) $148,500
091-C Bozentko Kyle Citizen Input on Silica Sand Mining The Jefferson Center $99,672
092-C Gibson James MN Agricultural Interpretive Center Energy Education Project MN Ag Interpretive Center - Farmamerica $160,000
093-C Hanson Kipp Community Green Space Mapping Project Project Get Outdoors, Inc. $15,000
094-C Sullivan Tom Wolf-Livestock Conflict Reduction Using Cost-Effective Non-Lethal Prevention Howling For Wolves $417,250
095-C Kindem Cathy Trailblazers: District 196 Students Ensure Sustainable School Environments District 196 - Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan $1,876,026
096-C Boysen Suzy Land Stewardship in Secondary Education River Bend Nature Center $130,000
D. Aquatic and Terrestrial Invasive Species
(RECEIVED: 14 proposals/subtotal = $12,797,634)
097-D Sorensen Peter Blocking Asian Carp by Optimizing Lock and Dams U of MN $463,449
098-D Chandler Monika Biosurveillance and Biocontrol of EAB - Phase 2 MN Department of Agriculture $628,100
099-D Aukema Brian Mountain Pine Beetle: Invasive Threat to Minnesotas Pines U of MN $382,100
100-D Abrahamson Mark Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Monitoring and Biocontrol Evaluation MN Department of Agriculture $266,024
101-D Mensinger Allen Bioacoustics to Detect, Deter and Eliminate Flying Carp U of MN Duluth $262,907
102-D Hicks Randall Bacterial Biodiversity for Sustainable St. Louis River Estuary U of MN - Duluth $359,849
103-D Delong Michael River Management Strategy Before Asian Carp Invasion Winona State University $279,868
104-D Robinson Stacie Minnesota Deers Risk of Invading Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease U of MN - College of Veterinary Medicine $135,847
105-D Hibbard Calder Minnesotas Forest Invasives: Threats, Assessment and Recommendations Minnesota Forest Resources Council $308,000
106-D Pierce Ann Accelerated Effort to Understand and Control Zebra Mussels MN DNR $5,180,800
107-D Winter Brian Invasive Species Control in Grassland Habitats The Nature Conservancy $892,000
108-D Lauer Jack Southwest Minnesota Asian Carp Watershed Deterrents MN DNR $3,268,800
109-d Courneya Joe Regional Aquatic Invasive Species Project Red River Basin Commission $219,890
110-D Zastrow Russ Anoka Rum River Dam Asian Carp Barrier Improvements City of Anoka $150,000
E. Air Quality, Climate Change, and Renewable Energy
(RECEIVED: 35 proposals/subtotal = $16,771,904)
111-E Montgomery Rebecca Assessing Species Vulnerability to Climate Change Using Phenology U of MN $189,845
112-E Penn Lee Solar Cell Materials from Sulfur and Common Metals U of MN $494,092
113-E DAmato Anthony Mitigating Drought and Windstorm Impacts on Minnesota's Forests U of MN $270,000
114-E Moss Paul Building Environmental and Community Resilience to Extreme Weather MN Pollution Control Agency $846,000
115-E Reich Peter Forecasting Minnesotas Future Forests U of MN $642,764
116-E Saar Martin Innovative Groundwater-Enhanced Geothermal Heat Pump Study U of MN $196,000
117-E DeWahl Karl Wastewater Facility Energy Conservation and Air Pollution Reduction U of MN - MnTAP $208,616
118-E Johnson Lucinda Protecting North Shore Trout Steams for the Future U of MN - NRRI $361,758
119-E Manolis Jim Building Habitat and Watershed Resilience to Climate Change MN DNR $510,000
120-E Hudak George Silica/Frac Sand Mining Air/Water Quality Environmental Impacts U of MN - NRRI $607,924
121-E Ruan Roger Demonstrating Innovative Technologies to Fully Utilize Wastewater Resources U of MN $2,041,626
122-E Reese Michael Transitioning Minnesota Farms to Local Energy U of MN $1,049,992
123-E Nater Edward Determining Climate Change Effects on Mercury in Peatlands U of MN $442,779
124-E Tschirner Ulrike Greenhouse Gas Reduction through Forest Based Bio-Chemicals U of MN $199,280
125-E Zhu Jun Clean Water/Renewable Energy from Beet Waste/Manure U of MN $403,685
126-E Tallaksen Joel Life Cycle Energy of Renewably Produced Nitrogen Fertilizers U of MN $512,732
127-E Zarling Darrick Biomass Gasification to Produce Electricity for CO2 Reduction U of MN $175,000
128-E Cina Laura Creating a Statewide Solar Resource Inventory and Map Minnesota Renewable Energy Society $287,000
129-E Fisher Hank Reducing Dioxin Emissions Grant Program MN Pollution Control Agency $620,000
130-E Hemmingssen Richard Developing Minnesotas Clean Energy Carbon Neutral BioEconomy U of MN, Dept. of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering $195,950
131-E Bergh Rob Minnesota EV Trail: Solar Chargers for Electric Vehicles MN DNR $261,000
132-E Gupta Shalini Human Health, High Risk Populations and Climate Change Center for Earth, Energy and Democracy $225,000
133-E Hu Bo Next Generation Septic TankSystems U of MN $258,810
134-E Anderson Mark District Heating With Renewable Biomass at Camp Ripley Minnesota Department of Military Affairs/Minnesota National Guard $1,970,000
135-E Davenport Mae Climate Readiness in Tourism-Dependent North Shore Communities U of MN $279,185
136-E Millet Dylan Minnesotas Methane Emissions: Potential Energy and Climate Benefits U of MN $362,680
137-E Yerger Dale Solar PV at Minnesotas Residential Environmental Learning Centers Eagle Bluff, Wolf Ridge, Deep Portage, Long Lake, Audubon Center of the Northwoods, Laurentian ELC $150,000
138-E Griffis Timothy Wind Energy from Gravity Waves and Nocturnal Jetstreams U of MN $191,779
139-E Hennessy Kevin Eliminating Sulfur from On-Farm Anaerobic Digester Emissions MN Department of Agriculture $300,000
140-E Johnson Bart Itasca Boiler/Woody Biomass Utilization Project Itasca Community College $1,035,100
141-E Host George Quality of Life under Climate Change in Minnesota U of MN - NRRI $493,784
142-E McAlpine Jake Reduction of Carbon Emissions in Residential Buildings Sustainable Resources Center, Inc. $500,000
143-E Thomas Steve Developing Building Deconstruction into a Sustainable Enterprise Better Futures Minnesota $150,000
144-E Matsumoto Katsumi Characterizing Urban Metabolism to Help Manage Carbon Emissions U of MN $189,523
145-E Langowski Harold City of Ely Joint Biomass District Heating Project City of Ely $150,000
F. Methods to Protect, Restore, and Enhance Land, Water, and Habitat
(RECEIVED: 31 proposals/subtotal = $12,406,378)
146-F Spivak Marla Achieving Pollinator Landscapes with the Greatest Multiple Benefits U of MN $1,714,040
147-F Shaw Ruth Healthy Prairies: Seed Storage, Beneficial Microbes, and Adaptation U of MN $695,000
148-F Shaw Dan Increasing the Resiliency of Conservation Projects in Minnesota BWSR $166,710
149-F Wyse Donald Developing Forever Green Crops for Minnesotas Agricultural Landscapes U of MN $847,900
150-F Everett Leslie Restoring Aquatic Habitat by Reducing Sediment from Streambanks U of MN - Water Resources Center $276,000
151-F Krischik Vera Protecting Bees by Understanding Systemic Insecticides U of MN $326,869
152-F Krystosek Dale Northeast Minnesota White Cedar Restoration, Phase 2 BWSR $335,800
153-F Lennon Megan Increasing Cover Crop Adoption on Working Lands BWSR $162,500
154-F Biske Richard Protecting the Best of the Best in Southeast The Nature Conservancy $258,500
155-F Hoganson Howard Strategies For Restoring Pine in Minnesota's Forests U of MN $356,289
156-F Tapp Brooke Duluth Post-Flood Trout Stream Riparian Habitat Restoration Community Action Duluth $250,000
157-F Buck Wiley Restoring our Lands and Waters Great River Greening $414,000
158-F Lewanski Tom Protect, Restore and Enhance Significant Watershed Habitat Friends of the Mississippi River $204,000
159-F Venturelli Paul Better Trout Fishing Through Better Stream Restoration Planning U of MN $615,464
160-F Cotner James Using CO2 and Drawdown to Manage Shallow Lakes U of MN $452,000
161-F Zamora Diomy Maintaining Expiring CRP Land Benefits Using Integrative Cropping U of MN $467,000
162-F Levar Tom Dredged Sediment for Forest Restoration on Unproductive Minelands U of MN - NRRI $495,585
163-F Svedarsky Daniel Cattail Management for Wetland Widlife and Bioenergy Potential U of MN $74,600
164-F Wyatt Gary Innovative Technology to Seed Plants on Streambanks U of MN $189,000
165-F Kornack Ken Minnesota Zoo Site Restoration and Native Wildlife Study Minnesota Zoological Garden $477,200
166-F Main Rylee Lake Pepin Preservation: Enhancing Local Water Management Capacity Lake Pepin Legacy Alliance $109,275
167-F Slesak Robert Disseminating Sustainable Forest Management Guidelines for Resource Protection Minneosta Forest Resources Council $112,000
168-F Sagor Eli Forest Wildlife and Climate Change Research and Outreach U of MN $308,000
169-F Tenney Michael Achieve Conservation Objectives through Grazing - Monitor Response MN DNR $1,416,480
170-F Mesko John Improving St. Croix River Basin Water Quality Sustainable Farming Association of MN $304,000
171-F Ringold Jennifer Ecological Management Plans - Mississippi River Watershed and Minneapolis Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board $228,800
172-F Jacobson Kent Increasing Habitat and Ecosystem Benefits through Forest Management MN DNR - Div of Forestry $268,600
173-F Beckwith John Creating Foundations for Farmer Led Conservation Planning Minnesota Association of Resource Conservation and Development Councils, Inc. $61,736
174-F Fralich Lana Victus Farms: Expanding in New Directions City of Silver Bay $356,000
175-F Hayes Lynn Minnesota Farmers' and Landowners' Guide to Frac Sand Mining Farmers' Legal Action Group $142,230
176-F Johnson Margaret Middle Fork Crow River Sediment and Nutrient Reduction Middle Fork Crow River Watershed District $320,800
G. Land Acquisition for Habitat and Recreation
(RECEIVED: 14 proposals/subtotal = $28,088,716)
177-G Booth Peggy SNA Acquisition, Restoration, Improvement & Citizen Engagement MN DNR $3,951,870
178-G Stefferud Arne Metropolitan Regional Park System Acquisition--Phase 3 Metropolitan Council $2,250,000
179-G Garms Jason Native Prairie Stewardship & Prairie Bank Easement Acquisition MN DNR $5,153,680
180-G Kalahar Thomas Protection of Granite Rock Outcrop Ecosystem Renville County Soil & Water Conservation District $4,216,275
181-G Vanderbosch Dana State Parks and Trails Land Acquisition MN DNR $2,200,000
182-G Perrine Rich VanderWert Scientific and Natural Area and County Park Fox Lake Conservation League, Inc. $455,000
183-G Harper Jane 3,500-Foot Shoreland Acquisition on St. Croix River Washington County $2,500,000
184-G Manzoline Robert Mesabi Trail Development - Soudan to Ely Segment St. Louis & Lake Counties Regional Railroad Authority $1,000,000
185-G Holdsworth Andy Precision Conservation Models - Applications to Working Forest Lands MN DNR $377,000
186-G Rivers Patrick Accelerated Reinvest in Minnesota Critical Habitat Matching Program MN DNR $2,017,920
187-G Tomlinson Robert Strategic Land Acquisition, Accelerating Sales and Exchanges MN DNR $500,000
188-G Colwell Carl Connecting the Minnesota River Water Trail and Morton City of Morton $198,200
189-G Damon Susan Long-Term Conservation Easement Stewardship Account MN DNR $1,186,667
190-G Vande Linde Aaron Preserving Old Growth Forests on School Trust Lands MN DNR $2,082,104
H. Other
(RECEIVED: 2 proposals/subtotal = $144,000)
191-H Graeber Amanda Contract Management MN DNR $135,000
192-H Hubinger Greg LCC - Web LCC $9,000

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